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11 Tricks to Stop You Comparing Creativity (And Why I Use Them All)

Be honest now. Comparing creativity is a trap that loads of us fall into. When I started sewing I compared my work to others so often that I was almost incapable of stitching. I became convinced that my work would never be as interesting, professional, functional or beautiful. Happily, that’s all changed and experience has […]

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Working parent + sewing = chaos

It’s Working Parents’ Day on Sunday 16 September. You know what that means, don’t you? It means laughing hollowly at the lunacy of making a living while a small human claims your soul via the medium of snot. Well, naturally my thoughts have turned to my own life as a working parent of Kraken Junior […]

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Sewing with depression (16 practical tricks and tips)

Look, we’ve all read about how activities such as sewing ease depression, right? Well that’s all delightful apart from one shrieking klaxon of a problem: no one ever tells us how to sew when we actually have depression. In fact, telling us to cross stitch when we can barely wash is like telling Boris Johnson […]

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My 7 most disastrous periods (and why I make cotton sanitary towels)

Look, I know that I recently started a convo about disastrous periods on my Facebook page but I blame you lot entirely for the rest of this blog post. That’s because your stories triggered memories of my own most disastrous periods and, kraken lovers, it ain’t pretty. Now, because I make and sell handstitched cotton […]

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Washable facial pads (and everything you need to know about them)

Listen up, kraken lovers! If you fancy saving the planet you could start with these washable facial pads. Following the success of my cotton sanitary pads, these washable facial pads mean you can now top and tail yourself (NOT a euphemism) by chucking out cotton wool and hidden plastics for both your face and your […]

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Why I should tell you to be summer ready (but can’t bring myself to do it)

I’m in a summer-ready quandary, Kraken lovers. You see, it’s that time of year when we wimmin are repeatedly exhorted to be summer ready. If it’s not coming from ads it’s coming from the meedja so by that standard, I should be exhorting you to be summer ready too, right? RIGHT? After all Kraken Kreations […]

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